Almy, Maney will seek spots on LCWD board...

Feb 7, 2019 by

Published February 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners entering a transitional period, two ratepayers have come forward and are looking to serve on the board. Wymon Way resident Rob Almy and Carol Ann Road resident Joe Maney recently expressed interest in running for an open seat on the LCWD board that will be filled at the Feb. 25 special district meeting.  In an interview with the Villager, Maney said he spoke with Almy about the race last week and said he intends to withdraw. But Maney still intends to run for another open seat on the Board of Water Commissioners in the spring. “Rob is the right person to serve on the board at this time,” said Maney. “I have decided to...

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LHS media specialist to receive lifetime achievement award...

Feb 7, 2019 by

Published February 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — For the past 20 years, Lynnfield High School Media Specialist Janice Alpert has worked diligently to help students develop both a love of reading and technology. Alpert’s dedication and hard work will be recognized when she receives the Peggy Hallisley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) on Sunday, March 31. “I am extremely thrilled and proud to be receiving the Peggy Hallisley Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Alpert in an interview with the Villager. “The award is part of the MSLA Conference, which is held on both March 31 and April 1.” In addition to receiving the award at the conference, Alpert and Lynnfield High’s Student Help Desk will be giving a presentation about their work with the Senior Center. Alpert and...

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Commissioners repeal LCWD rate hike...

Jan 31, 2019 by

Published January 30, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — In the midst of a growing backlash from angry ratepayers, the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) commissioners voted to repeal a controversial rate increase on Monday night. Ratepayers have been infuriated with the rate increase since they started receiving bills in December. After a large group of angry ratepayers gave the board an earful about the water bill spike and questioned its legality earlier this month, LCWD attorney Chris Casey began re-examining the rate hike. “One of the issues was the retroactivity of it,” said Casey. “I have looked at the vote and all of the meeting minutes over the past year. Without a question, both in September and in November, there is a vote to affirmatively increase the rates. But what the meeting minutes...

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Speed limit change eyed

Jan 31, 2019 by

Published January 30, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town is looking to reduce the speed limit in most areas to 25 miles per hour, Town Administrator Rob Dolan announced at the Jan. 22 Board of Selectmen meeting. Dolan formed a small committee consisting of himself, Assistant Town Administrator Bob Curtin, Police Chief David Breen, DPW Director John Tomasz and Town Engineer Charlie Richter after “hearing (from) members of the Board of Selectmen and the public that speeding has become an issue.” “We came together to discuss the need to reduce speeding,” said Dolan. “We hope this begins a community-wide conversation about the responsibility of citizens to drive safely and for us to enforce and create the best environment through engineering, signage and education to limit speeding and make Lynnfield a safe place...

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School officials pitch $26M spending plan for next year...

Jan 31, 2019 by

Published Janaury 30, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — “I love budget time,” Superintendent Jane Tremblay told the School Committee on Jan. 22. Tremblay and Finance Director Tom Geary presented the $26,182,916 fiscal year 2020 budget proposal to the school board. The superintendent said budget season is a good time to assess everything that is going on in the district. “It really offers us an opportunity to stop and take a minute and celebrate all of the many accomplishments that have taken place in Lynnfield Public Schools, and then to really plan thoughtfully and intentionally for future success,” Tremblay said. The $26,182,916 request represents a 5.24 percent increase over the $24,880,140 FY’19 budget. According to Tremblay, the FY’20 budget priorities include programming and opportunities, meeting the needs of all students, proactive solutions for social-emotional needs,...

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